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U.Va. community members rally on the Lawn to protest a war against Iraq.
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U.Va. community members rally on the Lawn to protest a war against Iraq.

Hundreds gather to rally against war in Iraq
Speeches, songs and petitions took center stage on the Lawn Nov. 20 as about 300 students, faculty and community members gathered to protest possible U.S. military action against Iraq. Among the headliners were U.Va. history professor Julian Bond, national chairman of the NAACP, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John McCutcheon. (Top News Daily, Nov. 22-24)

Informal networks key to knowledge management
When it comes to the dissemination of information and knowledge within an organization, there’s the organizational chart, and then there’s the real information network — which some managers loathe. However, understanding that web of relationships, and how knowledge does or does not flow through them, is invaluable to managers, according to McIntire School of Commerce professor Robert Cross. He has come up with his own method for charting those informal communication links, called “social network analysis.” His method may have applications for both commerce and government. (Top News Daily, Nov. 21)

Union protests job losses, seeks recognition
Award-winning singer-songwriter John McCutcheon led a small band of protesters in a medley of union songs Nov. 15 near the U.Va. Medical Center, part of a rally sponsored by the Staff Union of the University of Virginia. The union seeks recognition from the University; U.Va. officials say state law prohibits state agencies from engaging in collective bargaining. (Top News Daily, Nov. 19)

Board of Visitors approves tuition hike at U.Va.-Wise
U.Va.’s College at Wise has joined with the rest of the state’s public colleges and universities in approving a mid-year tuition increase in response to state-imposed budget cuts. Full-time students at Wise will see tuition bills that are $200 higher; part-time students will face lesser increases. Some of the increased revenue will be set aside for financial aid. (Top News Daily, Nov. 27-Dec. 1)


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